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If only  by Elaine Blick

If only

Elaine Blick

Book

"The pampered daughter of a wealthy man, Alice, appears to have everything-beauty, wealth, and background. She is pursued by several men, but marriage is not enough to satisfy Alice's longing for a sense of purpose in her life. She looks for this in ...

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I'm OK  by Noel Shepherd

I'm OK

Noel Shepherd

Book

Mike Evans lives quietly by himself on an isolated back-country farm in the North Island of New Zealand. After an especially violent storm, he slowly becomes aware that there has been a breakdown of civil society in what to him is the outside world. ...

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The five pillars  by Adrian J. Smith

The five pillars

Adrian J. Smith

Book

"Can anything or anyone stop the evil? Lost. Trapped. Chased by monsters and sent on a crazy mission. Not exactly what Jack Gee had in mind when he used to daydream about the apocalypse. Through the chaos, old friendships are tested and new alliances...

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The rule of three  by Adrian J. Smith

The rule of three

Adrian J. Smith

Book

"What would you do to survive the apocalypse? Jack Gee, hiking the New Zealand mountains, is blissfully unaware of the Hemorrhage virus sweeping the world. A desperate message from his wife, Dee, alerts him, and he must return to Hamilton. On the way,...

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Oathbreaker  by Aaron D. Hodges

Oathbreaker

Aaron D. Hodges

Book

A century since the departure of the Gods, the Three Nations are now united beneath the Tsar. Magic has been outlawed, its power too dangerous to remain unchecked. All Magickers must surrender themselves to the crown, or face imprisonment and death.

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Shield of winter  by Aaron D. Hodges

Shield of winter

Aaron D. Hodges

Book

"Alana has been captured. She expected an agonizing death to follow, but instead, she now finds herself a guest of the Tsar. Locked away amidst the wealth and luxury, it isn't long before she learns the reason she was spared - her entire life has been...

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Dawn of war  by Aaron D. Hodges

Dawn of war

Aaron D. Hodges

Book

"Wounded and alone, Alana has escaped the clutches of the Tsar. She's determined to forget his world of conquest and dark magic, but fate has other plans. Alana finds herself face-to-face with her grandmother - the one person she loathes even more than...

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Tangled destiny  by Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Tangled destiny

Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Book

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Brother betrayed  by Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Brother betrayed

Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Book

"A mysterious death. A missing partner. Can an opera singer and a businessman catch the culprit before he strikes again? New Zealand-born Pania Hayes has won the hearts of her Californian crowds. But after her husband's untimely death, the opera sing...

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Double jeopardy  by Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Double jeopardy

Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Book

"He's haunted by war. She' searching for her twin. When a mysterious murder brings them together, can solving the case heal their broken hearts? California, 1868. Isabella Wilmington's dream of taking center stage feels empty without her long-lost twin...

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Into the ashes  by Lee Murray

Into the ashes

Lee Murray

Book

"No longer content to rumble in anger, the great mountain warriors of New Zealand's central plateau, the Kahui Tupua, are preparing again for battle. At least, that's how the Maori elders tell it. The nation's leaders scoff at the danger. That is; until...

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The castle of spirit and sorrow  by Steffanie Holmes

The castle of spirit and sorrow

Steffanie Holmes

Book

"When one of her own is cruelly taken, Maeve Moore must unite witches and humans for a final stand against an undefeatable army of the dead. In an epic showdown of fae versus witches, hopes versus desire, death versus immortality, and science versus ...

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The castle of earth and embers  by Steffanie Holmes

The castle of earth and embers

Steffanie Holmes

Book

"Maeve Crawford has her life mathematically calculated down to the last detail; Leave her podunk Arizona town, graduate MIT, get into the space program, be the first woman on Mars, read lots of books, get a cat (not necessarily in this order). All Ma...

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A dead and stormy night  by Steffanie Holmes

A dead and stormy night

Steffanie Holmes

Book

"After being fired from her fashion internship in New York City, Mina Wilde decides it's time to reevaluate her life. She returns to the quaint English village where she grew up to take a job at the local bookshop, hoping that being surrounded by gre...

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Sweden  by Matthew Turner

Sweden

Matthew Turner

Book

Based on true events, Swedeb takes readers on an exhilarating journey from the killing fields of Vietnam to a fogbound fishing port on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, with stops along the way at a hippie commune in Japan's subtropical south...

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Glacier man  by Anthony David

Glacier man

Anthony David

Book

"The glacier dominates an area of World Heritage status on New Zealand's South Island. ‘Breathtaking' doesn't do it justice... But it also holds a secret, something which could change mankind forever. Lost to history for over thirty thousand years, only...

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Spores, don't even breathe  by Douglas Parker

Spores, don't even breathe

Douglas Parker

Book

"The good folk of small town Fulton are dying in a horror of bleeding and hallucination. It is up to the town's redoubtable Chief of Police, Marion Quirke, and it's only doctor, Shona Price, to find the truth. But soon the two women are mired in a world...

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One single thing  by Tina Clough

One single thing

Tina Clough

Book

"Journalist Hope Barber disappears two weeks after returning to New Zealand from a long assignment in Pakistan, where she visited shelters for so called 'dishonour' women, who had escaped death at the hands of their families. She had concentrated to ...

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Hearts of ice  by David Hair

Hearts of ice

David Hair

Book

Summer is gone, and the world is turning to ice. The Rondian Empress Lyra has lost her husband, her army is defeated and the deadly Masked Cabal have seized the Holy City. Her allies have abandoned her and her empire is spiralling into chaos - and her...

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The lazy boys  by Carl Shuker

The lazy boys

Carl Shuker

Book

"Richey Sauer is eighteen years old, beginning his first year at college to escape the dead end of middle-class, small-town life in Timaru, New Zealand. But in a landscape where redemption is a fiction and emotion is cliche, his intense internal worl...

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Red herring by Jonothan Cullinane

Red herring

Jonothan Cullinane

Audio CD

1951, Auckland: A man overboard, a murder and a lot of loose ends... The workers and the government are heading for bloody confrontation and the waterfront is the frontline. But this is a war with more than two sides, and nothing is what it seems. Into...

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The sound of her voice by Nathan Blackwell

The sound of her voice

Nathan Blackwell

Audio CD

Some murder cases you can't forget, no matter how hard you try. For Detective Matt Buchanan, it's the death of fourteen-year-old Samantha Coates. That innocent girl he just can't get out of his head. And there have been other missing girls since; the...

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The Sisters' Lover  by Lily Woodhouse

The Sisters' Lover

Lily Woodhouse

Book

"1950 and Flis is returning to Australia after almost twenty years away in Wellington, New Zealand. In all that time she has had no contact with her younger sister Gladdie who is missing, presumed dead. Flis is determined to find out what happened to...

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Poisoned legacy  by Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Poisoned legacy

Jenny (Novelist) author. Wheeler

Book

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No sweat  by Rosy Fenwicke

No sweat

Rosy Fenwicke

Book

"Never Back Down. She's never backed down from a challenge but being a middle-aged woman with superpowers is more difficult than Euphemia Sage anticipated. Tracked by a pesky journalist, opportunities for developing her powers are scarce. Her family ...

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Lonely Asian woman  by Sharon Lam

Lonely Asian woman

Sharon Lam

Book

"The novel is set in contemporary Wellington and follows Paula, a lazy young woman who is stuck in a rut. Deep in stagnation, the sight of a spam ad - for lonely Asian women looking for fun - becomes a moment of profound realisation that she, too, is...

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The unreliable people  by Rosetta Allan

The unreliable people

Rosetta Allan

Book

"Antonina is a student at the prestigious Academy of Art in St Petersburg. At times, though, she feels she might be a better fit at the Centre of Nonconformist Art across town. She knows she stands out as different, being neither Russian, Korean nor Kazakh...

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When it all went to custard  by Danielle Hawkins

When it all went to custard

Danielle Hawkins

Book

The news of Jenny's husband's infidelity comes as a nasty shock to the part-time building control officer and full-time mother - even though, to her surprise and embarrassment, her first reaction is relief rather than anguish. What really hurts is he...

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Attraction  by Ruby Porter

Attraction

Ruby Porter

Book

"The present reckons with the past in Attraction, Ruby Porter’s atmospheric debut novel. Three women are on a road trip, navigating the motorways of the North Island, their relationships with one another and New Zealand’s colonial history. Our narrator...

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All about Kate  by Josie Laird

All about Kate

Josie Laird

Book

"Life is nearly perfect for Kate; the perfect boyfriend and the perfect job. But whatever Luke says, she knows she is too fat. And now, her birth mother has decided to come looking for her. What surprises will that bring?"--Publisher description.

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The Nam Shadow  by Carole Brungar

The Nam Shadow

Carole Brungar

Book

"The Nam Legacy is an epic love story set during the 60’s and 70’s. When the Rolling Stones and Jefferson Airplane drove parents crazy, teenagers found sexual freedom and peace slogans covered placards. When the Vietnam War abducted the nation’s young...

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Who am I?  by Robert Silk

Who am I?

Robert Silk

Book

"A senior KGB officer and local agents plan to blackmail a Cabinet Minister into keeping New Zealand out of ECHELON, US/British world-wide network monitoring radio communications; especially those of the Russian Navy. Detective Inspector Bryan Peters...

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Pocket wife by I. K. Paterson-Harkness

Pocket wife

I. K. Paterson-Harkness

eBook

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Enemy lovers by Shelley Munro

Enemy lovers

Shelley Munro

eBook

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The Cornish knot by Vicky Adin

The Cornish knot

Vicky Adin

eBook

"Megan's world is destroyed when her husband of over thirty years dies unexpectedly. On the anniversary of his death, still heartbroken and disconsolate, Megan receives a mysterious package from Cornwall. It jolts her out of her cloistered world and gives...

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The ghost of matter by Octavia Cade

The ghost of matter

Octavia Cade

eBook

"1886. Two young boys disappear in the Sounds. Their mother grieves, all the music cut out of her heart; their father wanders the coast for a year, wanting and not wanting to find any part of them left behind. And their brother Ern, faced with a problem...

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All over the place by Serena Clarke

All over the place

Serena Clarke

eBook

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Necessary secrets  by Greg McGee

Necessary secrets

Greg McGee

Book

Spanning the four seasons of a year, Necessary Secrets tells the story of Dennis (Den) Sparks and his three adult children. Starting with Den contemplating his mortality on the day of his 70th birthday, the year ahead is told from four different points...

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Joe Victim by Paul Cleave

Joe Victim

Paul Cleave

eBook

Joe Middleton, a.k.a. the Christchurch Carver, is in jail awaiting trial for a slew of murders he says he didn't commit. His only way out is to convince the psychiatrists assessing him that he wasn't sound of mind and can't be blamed for what he did....

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Five minutes alone by Paul Cleave

Five minutes alone

Paul Cleave

eBook

A new thriller from Paul Cleave in which someone is giving victims and their loved ones their 'five minutes' to exact revenge, but then innocent people begin to die.

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The laughterhouse by Paul Cleave

The laughterhouse

Paul Cleave

eBook

Theodore Tate never forgot his first crime scene--ten year-old Jessica Cole found dead in the Laughterhouse, an old abandoned slaughterhouse with the S painted over. The killer was found and arrested. Justice was served. Or was it? Fifteen years later,...

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Angelfire by Linda Lael Miller

Angelfire

Linda Lael Miller

eBook

The New Zealand wilderness is no place for an innocent young girl escaping an arranged marriage ... Shocked by the threat of being forced to marry an aging magistrate, Bliss Stafford flees her New Zealand home. But a chance encounter -- and the barrel...

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Poppy's progress by Pat Rosier

Poppy's progress

Pat Rosier

eBook

Middle-aged Poppy Sinclair enjoys an ordinary, quiet life with her partner on New Zealand's north coast when unexpected changes challenge her happiness in this evocative tale about the boundaries of friendship. This lesbian romance illustrates how turning...

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Hokitika town by Charlotte Randall

Hokitika town

Charlotte Randall

eBook

Most of the time he hangs around the Bathsheba pub, washing dishes, running errands and making the odd coin - and observing from close quarters the parade of miners, dancing girls, petty crims and plain drunks that passes through the doors. When you're...

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Wulf by Hamish Clayton

Wulf

Hamish Clayton

eBook

Off the coast of Kapiti, English trader John Stewart seeks to trade with Te Rauparaha, setting off a train of events that forever change the course of New Zealand history. Narrated by two English sailors on board Stewart's ship, these events are also...

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Plumb by Maurice Gee

Plumb

Maurice Gee

eBook

What personal price is this man prepared to pay in the pursuit of his conscience, no matter what the consequences are for those he loves?

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Uncle's story by Witi Ihimaera

Uncle's story

Witi Ihimaera

eBook

Now, armed with his uncle's diary, Michael goes searching for the truth about his uncle, about the secret the Mahana family has kept hidden for over thirty years, and what happened to Sam. Set in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam and in present-day New...

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Hibiscus Coast by Paula Morris

Hibiscus Coast

Paula Morris

eBook

Now, Siaki, her ambitious and manipulative ex-boyfriend, has recruited her as a forger, shutting Emma away in a borrowed apartment on Prices Warf. In a room housing the owner's prize possession - a lost painting by Gauguin - Emma works day and night...

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Lives we leave behind by Maxine Alterio

Lives we leave behind

Maxine Alterio

eBook

Addie Harrington and Meg Dutton are assigned to the same cabin. Quiet and cautious, Addie is taken aback by her impetuous, fun-loving roommate. The two women seem to have little in common other than a desire to serve their country. But as they care for...

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Chappy by Patricia Grace

Chappy

Patricia Grace

eBook

Uprooted from his privileged European life and sent to New Zealand to sort himself out, twenty-one-year-old Daniel pieces together the history of his Maori family. As his relatives revisit their past, Daniel learns of a remarkable love story between his...

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Slaughter Falls by Alix Bosco

Slaughter Falls

Alix Bosco

eBook

Anna tries to track down the elusive family of one man, but each discovery about his past leads her further into the dark world of Queensland's corrupt underbelly. Soon Anna is running for her life - she has discovered the secrets of those who will stop...

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In my father's den by Maurice Gee

In my father's den

Maurice Gee

eAudiobook

When Celia Inverarity, aged seventeen, is found brutally murdered in a secluded West Auckland park one Sunday afternoon, Paul Prior, her English teacher and mentor, is suspected of being her murderer. Celia's death and the violence which follows send...

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In the memorial room by Janet Frame

In the memorial room

Janet Frame

eAudiobook

Harry Gill, a moderately successful writer of historical fiction, has been awarded the annual Watercress-Armstrong Fellowship - a 'living memorial' to the poet, Margaret Rose Hurndell. He arrives in the small French village of Menton, where Hurndell once...

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Then there was you by Kara Isaac

Then there was you

Kara Isaac

Large Print

"Paige McAllister needs to do something drastic. Her boyfriend cant even commit to living in the same country, her promised promotion is dead on arrival and the simultaneous loss of her brother and her dream of being a concert violinist has kept her ...

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A dream of Italy by Nicky Pellegrino

A dream of Italy

Nicky Pellegrino

Audio CD

In the drowsy heat of an Italian summer, four strangers arrive in a beautiful town in the mountains of Basilicata, dreaming of adventure. The town's Mayor has given them the chance to buy a crumbling historic building for a single Euro - on the condition...

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Overkill by Vanda Symon

Overkill

Vanda Symon

Audio CD

Mataura is a small town in rural New Zealand where, apart from the odd tractor theft, nothing very interesting happens. But when the body of a young mother is found washed up on the banks of the Mataura River, the small rural community is rocked by her...

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It's never too late  by Chris Robb

It's never too late

Chris Robb

Book

"What does one say about a book like this? Unreal dreams or the dinky di real thing? Whatever, it's a rather interesting spin through little old New Zealand and a tale to touch the odd heart, in a down to earth, hands on, exploration of life and love...

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The toll of the bush by William Satchell

The toll of the bush

William Satchell

eBook

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Brief lives by Chris Price

Brief lives

Chris Price

eBook

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Loving Sylvie  by Elizabeth Smither

Loving Sylvie

Elizabeth Smither

Book

A sensual, witty novel that cleverly weaves in the stories of three generations of women: Sylvie, her mother Madeleine and grandmother Isobel, focusing most strongly on the relationship between grandmother and granddaughter. The narrative shifts between...

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The gulf between  by Maxine Alterio

The gulf between

Maxine Alterio

Book

Love, lies and disenchantment lead to a menacing showdown in this suspense-filled novel. A foreigner is seriously injured not far from Julia's safe Queenstown hideaway. Why does he have her name in his wallet? His unexpected arrival takes Julia back ...

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Overkill by Vanda Symon

Overkill

Vanda Symon

Large Print

When the body of a young mother is found washed up on the banks of the Mataura River, a small rural community is rocked by her tragic suicide. But all is not what it seems. Sam Shephard, sole-charge police constable in Mataura, learns the death was no...

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Taniwha by Liza Fox

Taniwha

Liza Fox

eBook

Taniwha is a fantasy story set on the Mount amongst the limestone caves and mountainous karst landscape of the northern South Island of New Zealand. 'Taniwha' is the Maori (New Zealand's native people's) name for 'dragon'. The story tells the adventures...

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Breathe and release  by Katherine Hayton

Breathe and release

Katherine Hayton

Book

"Elisabet wakes with amnesia. The care offered to her by a husband she doesn't remember descends within weeks into aggression and violence. Lillian lies hogtied in an underground cell. Forget about escape; unless she can manage the necessities of life...

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The bad seed  by Charlotte Grimshaw

The bad seed

Charlotte Grimshaw

Book

In The Night Book, doctor and party donor Simon Lampton is drawn to Roza Hallwright, though he can't quite put his finger on why. She leads a quiet, comfortable, orderly life with her politician husband David and her two stepchildren. But this peacef...

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The inheritance thief  by Adrienne Nairn

The inheritance thief

Adrienne Nairn

Book

"What happens when someone in your family can't be trusted? What happens when that person is your brother, a former SAS soldier, who moves in on your elderly stepmother with an eye on the inheritance? Cathy, observing this scenario, fears for the victim,...

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A dream of Italy  by Nicky Pellegrino

A dream of Italy

Nicky Pellegrino

Book

"For sale: crumbling building in southern Italy. Asking price: 1 euro. In the drowsy heat of an Italian summer, three strangers arrive in Montenello, a beautiful hilltop town. Each has agreed to buy a crumbling historic building for a single euro - and...

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The Imaginary Lives of James Poneke by Tina Makereti

The Imaginary Lives of James Poneke

Tina Makereti

eBook

"The hour is late. The candle is low. Tomorrow I will see whether it is my friends or a ship homewards I meet. But I must finish my story for you first. My future, my descendant, my mokopuna. Listen. So begins the tale of James Poneke: orphaned son of...

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Ferox  by Chris Brausch

Ferox

Chris Brausch

Book

"The year is 2987, almost a thousand years since the Global Catastrophe. Post-oil and post-iron, the islands of New Zealand labour under the tyrannical Fong dynasty that has enslaved the masses to provide for an aristocratic few. In a patch of gorse in...

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A skylark flies  by Robyn Cotton

A skylark flies

Robyn Cotton

Book

"A poignant story of forgiveness, inspired by true events"--Publisher's website.

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When Hope went south  by Patricia Snelling

When Hope went south

Patricia Snelling

Book

"It was the last straw for Hope Peterson. Her parents' betrayal was more than she could bear ... During her perilous road trip along the Southern Alps, she experiences the joy of witnessing the most breath-taking scenery she had ever seen. But when she...

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Mrs Pettigrew sees a ghost  by Katherine Hayton

Mrs Pettigrew sees a ghost

Katherine Hayton

Book

"New job. New town. New ghost! Fifty-two-year-old Emily Curtis wants a job so she can rebuild her shattered life. One year ago, a devastating car accident stole her occupation, her home, and half her mind. Working in the charity shop of a small town in...

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A mistake  by Carl Shuker

A mistake

Carl Shuker

Book

"Elizabeth Taylor is a surgeon at a city hospital, a gifted, driven and rare woman excelling in a male-dominated culture. One day, while operating on a young woman in a critical condition, something goes gravely wrong"--Back cover.

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The Julian calendar  by William (New Zealand author) Henry

The Julian calendar

William (New Zealand author) Henry

Book

"Daniel Jamieson is a bright young photojournalist desperate to release himself from a profound love affair that has stalled without explanation. He has returned to London for its diversions, but instead stirs memories of the secretive nurse who left...

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The spitfire girls  by Soraya Lane

The spitfire girls

Soraya Lane

Book

Three skilled aviators determined to help win the war. Three brave women who know their place is not at home. At the height of World War II, the British Air Transport Auxiliary need help. A group of young women volunteer for action, but the perils of...

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Scattered stones  by Michelle Kelly

Scattered stones

Michelle Kelly

Book

The second book in the Riverstones series, Scattered Stones continues the story of Mary Healey and her family during the gold rush in Central Otago, New Zealand. Jim, Mary's husband, has returned, and together they are trying to build a future that will...

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The prince of secrets  by A. J. Lancaster

The prince of secrets

A. J. Lancaster

Book

"Well-bred women should not be seen kissing their butlers. Even when the butler in question is secretly a fae prince. Wyn knows falling for Hetta Valstar is a bad idea. She's not only human but the new magically bonded ruler of Stariel Estate. If the...

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Girls high  by Barbara Anderson

Girls high

Barbara Anderson

Book

Twenty-nine years after it was published, VUP are proud to re-issue Barbara Anderson's first novel. It's a new term at the girl's high school and in the staffroom and classes life is beginning again. For Carmen, Sooze, Margot and the rest of Barbara ...

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Portrait of the artist's wife  by Barbara Anderson

Portrait of the artist's wife

Barbara Anderson

Book

"New Zealand in the 1950s is a place where men do the work and women have the babies. While Sarah Tandy is determined to nurture her talent as a painter and keep her marriage intact, her husband, celebrated novelist Jack Macalister, is equally determined...

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My brother's keeper by Donna Malane

My brother's keeper

Donna Malane

eBook

Diane Rowe, our missing persons expert, will once again take us on a dark ride through the underbelly of a city not prepared to give up its secrets easily. Ex-con Karen needs Diane's help to track down her fourteen-year-old daughter, Sunny, who she's...

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Vintage murder by Ngaio Marsh

Vintage murder

Ngaio Marsh

eBook

Theatrical manager Alfred Meyer wanted to celebrate his wife's birthday in style. The "piece de resistance" would be the jeroboam of champagne which would descend on to the stage after the performance. But something went horribly wrong. Was Meyer's death...

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Rescued by her Mr. Right by Alison Roberts

Rescued by her Mr. Right

Alison Roberts

Book

...Injured nurse Harriet Collins agrees to let hunky paramedic Jack Evans get her fighting fit and back on the Specialist Disaster Response team. After all, it's purely platonic... right? Plus, she's already nursing a broken heart. But when she's the...

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Money in the morgue by Ngaio Marsh

Money in the morgue

Ngaio Marsh

Large Print

It's business as usual for Mr Glossop as he does his regular round delivering wages to government buildings scattered across New Zealand's lonely Canterbury plains. But when his car breaks down he is stranded for the night at the isolated Mount Seage...

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Īnangahua gold  by Kathleen Gallagher

Īnangahua gold

Kathleen Gallagher

Book

This book is for the bone diggers and the song carriers - those interested in the roots, the old connections, and for those who have listening ears. It explores the relationships that unfold on the West Coast of Te Wai Pounamu New Zealand, in the mid...

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From the ashes by Deborah Challinor

From the ashes

Deborah Challinor

eAudiobook

A captivating story of family and friendship through one decade of incredible change In 1950s Auckland things are changing - and fast. Women are joining the workforce in numbers, whitegoods are readily available and the age of rock'n' roll has arrive...

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Dead shot  by Wendy M. Wilson

Dead shot

Wendy M. Wilson

Book

War with Maori rebels is once more in the air in 1880s New Zealand. Sergeant Frank Hardy is training volunteers in Palmerston North but is more worried about keeping his wife, Mette, safe and keeping himself out of debt. When he is given the opportunity...

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Fosterling by Emma Neale

Fosterling

Emma Neale

eBook

A young man is found unconscious in a remote forest. He is over seven feet tall, his skin covered in thick hair which reminds onlookers of an animal's pelt. When he wakes in a city hospital, he is eerily uncommunicative. Speculation begins. Medics want...

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The Italian surgeon's secret baby  by Sue (Susan) MacKay

The Italian surgeon's secret baby

Sue (Susan) MacKay

Book

...When nurse Elene Lowe's best friend dies, Elene agrees to raise her baby daughter Aimee and travels to Italy to find Aimee's dad - sexy surgeon Mattia Ricco. Mattia's shocked to discover he's a father, but the sparks flying between him and Elene soon...

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Himal gold  by Raymond Porter

Himal gold

Raymond Porter

Book

"In 1953, English journalist Graham Peters is sent to Nepal to cover the attempt to conquer Mt Everest. Kathmandu is full of foreigners, including two textile merchants, who upon reading of the successful ascent - and the New Zealander who had 'knocked...

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And the lion roared no more  by Deborah McDermott

And the lion roared no more

Deborah McDermott

Book

"The biblical story of Daniel in the Lion's Den and the rise and fall of King Nebuchadnezzar."--Provided by publisher.

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Pearly Gates  by Owen Marshall

Pearly Gates

Owen Marshall

Book

"Funny, intriguing, lyrical, insightful and ultimately moving, this entertaining novel from one of this country's best writers both skewers and celebrates small town New Zealand. Pat `Pearly' Gates has achieved a lot in his life and evinces considera...

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Shadows of the mind  by Owen Clough

Shadows of the mind

Owen Clough

Book

"Samuel McInnes aka Mack, severely wounded in the attack on Auckland in 1863, recovered consciousness on HMS Esk heading to Scotland via Sydney, Australia. Sam is mistakenly repatriated to Scotland as the army believe this is where he is from. With the...

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Murder in mud  by Rodney Strong

Murder in mud

Rodney Strong

Book

"Oliver Atkinson thought his first ghostly hitchhiker was also his last. Until Angus McMurry arrives. The grumpy old spirit isn't leaving until Oliver proves Angus's great, great grandson innocent of murdering his girlfriend. Once more Oliver must navigate...

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In the beginning  by Justine Orme

In the beginning

Justine Orme

Book

"From Crystal Sea worship to watching Creation take place, Beryl and his fellow gems deal with the agony of having to choose between God and Lucifer"--Back cover.

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Crossing a line  by Mike Boshier

Crossing a line

Mike Boshier

Book

"Once a respected US Navy SEAL, now shunned by friends and colleagues and wanted by the police, John Deacon has gone rogue . . . Recruited by a fanatical religious cult intent on returning the USA to the ways of God, and headed by a man known as The ...

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